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    Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology : Prime Minister in audience

    Amid continued tensions with the US over drone strikes, Pakistan army has successfully shot down a "drone" during a military exercise that was watched by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

    During the "Azm-e-Nau 4 Exercise" at Bahawalpur in Punjab province yesterday, the army air defence demonstrated its anti-drone technology by successfully bringing down a drone by targeting it with the 35mm Oerlikon guns, The News daily said.


    The event also marked the culmination of five-year series of exercises jointly conducted by the Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force at firing range in Khairpur Tamewali, about 75 kilometres from international borders.

    The drones are an emotional issue in the country and the public opinion has been further divided with the latest strike by a CIA- operated spy plane on Friday that killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud.

    Pakistani politicians, except a few handful, have criticised the strike saying it was deliberately done to scuttle the peace talks with the Taliban. However, security analysts and former military officers are happy that Pakistan's number one enemy has been killed.

    The drone strike had renewed calls from some sections of the political and religious class to shoot down the US operated unmanned plane.
    Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, who arrived at a helipad near the firing range in Cholistan desert, was received by Kayani.

    He himself drove an open army jeep to bring the prime minister to the observation post to witness the demonstration by armoured, artillery, air defence and civil aviation formations of the Pakistan Army and firepower by F-16, JF-17 Thunder, F 7P and Mirage aircraft to repel an attack of enemy forces.

    Sharif said the government had made its position clear that drone strikes constituted a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty, were violative of international humanitarian laws, besides being counter-productive to its efforts for bringing peace and stability in Pakistan and the region.

    He also maintained that his government would not take any foreign dictation to determine its national security policies,saying, the days when the country's policies were determined through telephone calls from abroad are gone

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    Re: Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology : Prime Minister in audience

    way to go winning the "hearts and minds", we were always kinna hated by Paki (though they glady took our ISI bribe money);
    I would imagine by the time we get chased out of there(AfPak) it will be full court press loathing.

    Not sure how well the 35 mm. AA guns work, we'll see -but the political story here is the Paki Taliban get empathy, for the US drone strike that killed Mehsud.

    No worries;; it's all going to be fine, the Afg/Wazi Taliban are just going to go along with our plans to transition.....
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    Re: Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology : Prime Minister in audience

    They shot down a remote control plane? Amazing.

    Better than shooting down a manned aircraft, for us anyway.

    They shoot down enough of them, and they can start saying hello to these:


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    Re: Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology : Prime Minister in audience

    ^ what is that thing, and why should we use it??
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    Re: Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology : Prime Minister in audience

    Why don't they have the right to shoot down our military aircraft in their air space?
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    Re: Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology : Prime Minister in audience

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    They shot down a remote control plane? Amazing.

    Better than shooting down a manned aircraft, for us anyway.

    They shoot down enough of them, and they can start saying hello to these:
    So you're saying the Pakistan Military has no right to shoot down a UAV flying in THEIR airspace?

    If China were to fly UAV over U.S. airspace would you be against the U.S. shooting them down?

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    Re: Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology : Prime Minister in audience

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So you're saying the Pakistan Military has no right to shoot down a UAV flying in THEIR airspace?

    If China were to fly UAV over U.S. airspace would you be against the U.S. shooting them down?
    When the hell did I say that?

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    Re: Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology : Prime Minister in audience

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    When the hell did I say that?
    Sorry if I mistook your position, it sounded like you were in support of the drone strikes. My apologies if mistook your position.

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    Re: Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology : Prime Minister in audience

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    ^ what is that thing,
    It's a Tomahawk missile.
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    and why should we use it??
    They are cheaper than drones, and they can still kill terrorists without putting American lives in danger. They don't work well in cloud covered skies however, since they rely on satellite laser targeting which can be dispersed by clouds (or being painted by lasers with ground troops, which would make their use moot in this instance).

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    Re: Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology : Prime Minister in audience

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So you're saying the Pakistan Military has no right to shoot down a UAV flying in THEIR airspace?

    If China were to fly UAV over U.S. airspace would you be against the U.S. shooting them down?
    Sovereignty be damned!
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